Psychologists Have Learned These 23 Shocking Things From Listening To Peoples’ Problems

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Psychologists are there to sit and listen and help us work through our plethora of problems. Daddy issues? Sure thang. Addiction? Yep. Our strange and debilitating attraction to inanimate objects and our need to eat couch stuffing? Yeah, they can help with that, too.

After our one hour sessions are up, we go back out into the world looking at things a bit more clearly, with a bit more gusto to take on what life has to offer as it slowly goes to sh*t. Therapy (if you have a good psychologist/are willing to change) can be absolutely life changing! And according to psychologists on the internet, sitting and listening and helping patients work through their own problems has made them come to shocking revelations about humanity.

Technology addiction, the sweeping prevalence of sexual abuse among women, and the notion that most people pretty much suffer from the same overarching problems across the world are just a few of the things these doctors have noticed in their time behind the clipboard. I don’t know if that makes me feel less or more sad for society, but at least I can now safely say that we’re all in this sh*t hole of life together!

These 23 psychologists have learned the craziest things from listening to their patients:


Having shitty parents will fuck you up for life. Even if you find a way to have career success, a happy relationship, meet other goals, internally something will be off for you.And that many of us are one horrific life event away from being a total trainwreck.


When I first started I was shocked to find every female I worked with had been sexually abused. I believe the statistic is 1 in every 4 women experience sexual abuse in America but most people don’t hear about it on a daily basis so you might not realize how prevalent it actually is. Very very sad.


People absolutely don’t think about sex anywhere near as often as I was taught (or as often as I wish). That said, mummy and daddy issues are more common than I thought before heading into this game and, yes, we’re all terribly predictable.


There’s an epidemic trend of tech addiction (tv binge, streaming apps, video games) through various methods. But a strong factor is people distracting themselves from the underemployment global issues. Young to Middle aged adults can’t fulfill their respective goals with underwhelming economic growth. So they supplement this with easier to obtain daily goals due to financial or circumstantial limitations.


Very little about you is original as we’re constantly repeating patterns we’ve learned since childhood. When humans find a solution, no matter how maladaptive it turns out to be in the long run, we stubbornly keep trying it over and over and over turns out it’s more comfortable to stick with the devil you know than to risk fear, failure and vulnerability by trying it a new way, even if the new way is logically better. The subconscious is a much greater force than most of us can fathom or care to admit.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.